Clothing: Spill absorption, other than disinfectant - 50170

Spill absorption, other than disinfectant - 50170

What is Freight Class?

All LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments require a freight code. This code, created by the National Motor Freight and Traffic Association, lets carriers quickly identify qualities of the shipment to help with transportation logistics.
Ship spill absorption, other than disinfectant accurately by using the information below:
50170
Spill absorption, other than disinfectant
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Commodity note:
Applies on compounds that trap or absorb dry or liquid waste from hard surfaces or bodies of water. Does not apply on chemical or oil absorption booms, pads, sweeps or other forms or shapes, as named in item 149265, in bags, boxes or drums, subject to Item 170 and having a density in pounds per cubic foot of

Subclasses for

Spill absorption, other than disinfectant - 50170

Often, NMFC codes have multiple subclasses. These subclasses almost always distinguish various densities.
In this instance, the commodity, spill absorption, other than disinfectant, is further broken down in the following subclasses:
Subclass Info

50170-1

50170-2

50170-3

100

70

65

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Less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 or greater

Less than 15

15 but less than 22.5

22.5 or greater

Subclass NMFC Code
Freight Class
Subclass Notes
Please note: This is for educational purposes only. Ultimately, the carrier reserves the right to classify the groups.

FAQs

Where can I find freight class code lookup?

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) annually publishes a list of freight class designations, codes, and subclasses for commonly shipped items (https://classit.nmfta.org/). To access this list, you are required to pay a subscription fee. Learn more about freight classes for free on our freight classes pages.

If I am shipping a couch when do I use freight class 250 vs freight class 175?

If the couch you are shipping has not been assembled yet and you are shipping various components that you can use freight class 250. If you are shipping a complete product then you should use freight class 175.

Why is the freight class of some commodities fixed?

Some items, such as car transmissions, have a specific class no matter how heavy or big they are. This is called a fixed class. Items can be assigned a fixed class if the value and transportability very rarely change.